Gastric surgeon travels to Brasília to assess health status of Bolsonaro – Prime Time Zone


Doctor led the president’s recovery due to the stab wound he took during the election campaign; the Chief Executive was admitted this morning after abdominal pain

DIDA SAMPAIO/ESTADÃO CONTENTPresident Jair Bolsonaro had a persistent hiccup crisis in recent days

the gastric surgeon Antonio Macedo, the same one that led the president’s recovery Jair Bolsonaro due to the stab he took during the electoral campaign, in 2018, he traveled this Wednesday, the 14th, to Brasília to assess the state of health of the head of the Executive. The information was confirmed by the Minister of Communications, Fabio Faria. Bolsonaro was admitted this morning at the Armed Forces Hospital (HFA), in Brasília, after feeling abdominal pain. Earlier, another minister, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, from the Civil House, had stated that Bolsonaro “is fine” and will remain “just under observation”. In a statement, the Secretary of Communication (Secom) informed that the head of the federal Executive “will be under observation, for a period of 24 to 48 hours, not necessarily in the hospital”. In recent days, the president had a persistent crisis of hiccups. Bolsonaro was suffering from speaking at events, to supporters and also live last Thursday, 8.

Since 2018, Bolsonaro has undergone a series of surgeries as a result of the attack he suffered in September 2018, in Juiz de Fora, when he was injured by a stab. The first was held at the Santa Casa de Juiz de Fora, shortly after being hit by Adélio Bispo in a campaign act on September 6, 2018. Afterwards, the then candidate was transferred to the Albert Einstein Hospital and was accompanied by the surgeon Antonio Luiz Macedo and by the cardiologist Leandro Echenique. Also in 2018, the president performed a second surgery. In January of the following year, the president removed the colostomy bag. It was carried out in September 2019 for the removal of a hernia. Bolsonaro also performed a vasectomy and had endoscopic cystolithotripsy surgery to remove the bladder stone in 2020.